Officer airlifted after crash on I-40 in Arkansas

FOX13 has learned more about a crash that shut down part of I-40 in Arkansas on Tuesday.

An Arkansas Highway Patrolman was involved in a crash on the interstate in St. Francis County, about a half-mile outside of Forrest City, the department told FOX13.

The crash brought traffic to a halt on the interstate for hours.

An Arkansas Highway Patrol officer was injured after a crash on I-40 in St. Francis County, Arkansas on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
An Arkansas Highway Patrol officer was injured after a crash on I-40 in St. Francis County, Arkansas on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

That officer was flown by helicopter to Regional One Hospital in Memphis, the Arkansas Highway Patrol said.

The injured officer has been with the highway patrol since 2014.

A spokesperson for the Arkansas Highway Patrol declined to comment on that officer’s condition, but that officer was still recovering at Regional One as of Wednesday night.

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